Classroom Activity
Solving Right Triangles using Trigonometry
Creating Functions to Automate the Robot

Student groups will use algebra and trigonometry to automate SAM the Robot to complete a right triangular path. The program SCHOME generates two values X & Y that are used to move the robot down two legs of a right triangle. Students are challenged to construct functions that the program can use to guide SAM straight back to its starting point.

Authors: Robert Chaney
Activity Created: Sinclair Community College 2000

Participant Handout | Facilitator Notes
Calculator Programs
SCHOME; SCHGRAPH ( These programs also requireSAMGO, SAMPIV, DCUINIT, plus the list LSAM)